Norwalk Police Stop Man from Jumping Off I-95 Overpass

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NORWALK, CT- Quick response and brave actions by Norwalk city police officers led to the successful rescue of a man threatening to jump off an I-95 overpass on Sunday.

According to police, at 10:33 p.m., Norwalk Combined Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call that a man was standing on the ledge on the outside of the fenced area of the East Avenue Bridge over I-95.

“Multiple officers rushed to the scene. The first officer on scene was able to grab the man’s shirt through the fence while a second officer spoke to the man, trying to keep him calm. As more officers arrived to the scene, they began to gain access to the man over the tall fence by standing on police cruisers, lifting each other up, and even standing on each other’s shoulders. The man was successfully pulled to safety, despite struggling against officers,” police said.

The Norwalk Police Department commended the officers for their actions.

“The Norwalk Police Offices that responded to this scene acted without hesitation, placing themselves in harm’s way. The officers brought a chaotic and dangerous situation to a safe conclusion. We commend their valiant efforts, their teamwork, and their dedication to the community that they serve,” the department said.

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